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Registration will be available July 10-July 21.

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Jefferson High School News

Nick Holman will wrestle at Belmont Abbey College

Nick Holman will continue his academic and athletic career at Belmont Abbey College. Located just outside of Charlotte, NC, the Crusaders wrestling team competes in NCAA Div II.

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Turnaround Award Winners for 2017

'Straighten It Out' - Turnaround Award Winners for 2017. This award program is sponsored by Howell Orthodontics.

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Jefferson High School Awarded U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal

Jefferson High School was awarded a Silver Medal by U.S. News and World Report in their Best High School's in America rankings.

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Luke Bell Named as Governor's Honor Program Finalist

Jefferson High School is pleased to announce that sophomore Luke Bell, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP).

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The JHS drama students present Hairspray

Come out and support your local drama dragons as they present Hairspray.

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AFJROTC Wins Big at State

The Jefferson AFJROTC program put on a great show this past weekend at the State Drill Meet hosted in Macon, GA.

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JHS Track travels to Tallahassee and competes is the FSU Track Meet

The JHS Track team had a very successful meet with many fantastic performances by its standout members.

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Christian Morsut signs with Lenoir-Rhyne University

This morning, Jefferson soccer player Christian Morsut signed with Lenoir-Rhyne University

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Band Marches in Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Jefferson Dragon Band was invited to participate in the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago.

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JHS FBLA Competes at State Conference

JHS FBLA competed at the State Conference and had ten students place. Congratulations to all the competitors and the following students who placed at the state level.

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JHS receives Audio Visual Grant Valued at $30,000

To support the delivery of the new Audio Visual and Film Pathway, Jefferson High School has received an equipment and platform grant provided by a partnership between the state of Georgia and The ESE Network Corporation valued at $30,000.

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Jefferson Students Participate in the Georgia United Nations Assembly

Harry Cooper and Cathy Carter chaperoned the following Jefferson Students at the Georgia United Nations Assembly. The Georgia United Nations Assembly is a simulation of the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations.

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Lady Dragons Basketball to Play in Elite 8

Jefferson advances into the Elite 8 round to play Carver Columbus Tuesday February 28th at 6:00pm.

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Jefferson Wrestling Wins 17th Straight Traditional Team State Title

The Jefferson Wrestling Team won its 17th straight state title in the team traditional tournament. Dawson Bates won an individual state championship in the 132 lb Weight Class.

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Lady Dragons Basketball Wins 8AAAA Region Championship

The Lady Dragons beat North Oconee 42-29 to win the Region Championship.

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Jefferson Qualifies 12 wrestlers for State Tournament

This past weekend the wrestling state sectionals were held at Jefferson High School. Jefferson had 12 wrestlers qualify for the Traditional State tournament.

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JHS, JMS, JES Receive 5-star Climate Rating

JHS, JMS and JES received a 5-star climate rating by the Georgia Department of Education. This is the highest rating on their measure.

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JHS Swimmers compete in Region Meet

JHS swimmers and divers travel up to Calhoun and acquire state qualifying times.

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Dragons Wrestling Wins 16th Consecutive Duals State Title

On January 14th, the Jefferson Dragon wrestling team won the state duals for the 16th consecutive time. This broke the Gilmer Bobcats 31-match winning streak and 7 straight dual titles. Go Dragons!

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Gene Cathcart Named Head Football Coach for JHS

Gene Cathcart was named head coach of the Dragon Football Team on January 12th.

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Jefferson has 4th Highest CCRPI Score in Georgia

The 2016 CCRPI scores were recently released. Read this article for more information about what CCRPI is and how Jefferson scored

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Star Student and Teacher

Star Student McEver Dugan and Star Teacher Kris Plummer

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Jefferson Students Attend 72nd Georgia Youth Assembly

Congratulations to the members of the Jefferson High School Youth Assembly Delegation! 19 of your classmates attended the three day 72nd Youth Assembly Conference in Atlanta.

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JHS Swim Team takes 1st at Fall Frenzy Invitational

The JHS Swim Team participated in the annual Fall Frenzy invitational November 12th.

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Jefferson Beats Cairo to get to Semifinals

Jefferson wins an amazing game against Cairo!

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Academic Bowl Team Wins Region and Participates in High Q

Academic Bowl Team Wins Region and Participates in High Q

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Jefferson Wins Defensive Battle with West Laurens

The Dragons won 21-0 in the second round of the playoffs

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JV Basketball First Win

Congratulations to The Lady Dragon Jv team on their first win of the season!

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International Dinner and Trivia Night

Spanish Club joined French Club to have an international dinner and trivia night.

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Drill Team Dragons

This weekend, the AFJROTC drill team dragons traveled to Tift country to compete.

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Jefferson Swim Dragons Compete in First Swim Meet of the Season

The Jefferson High School Swim Team had a meet at Riverside High School, November 9th, against multiple teams and finished 2nd for the women and 3rd for the men.

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Miss the JMS Talent Show?

Miss the JMS Talent Show? Watch it here.

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Jefferson Artists Compete in Art in the Park

Jefferson had a great showing in the Art in the Park, art contest.Jefferson sent entries from grades 2-8. All schools that entered had winners.

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Jefferson Sports Recap (Week of 9/12)

Last week, five JHS teams, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Football, and Softball, competed against other teams. These are their results and scores.

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Softball Playoff Possibilities (UPDATED 9-20)

The Dragons Softball season is almost over and we have broken down what they need to do to take first seed.

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Jefferson Sports Preview (Week of 9/19/2016)

Come out and support the Dragons this week. There are chances to watch Football, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country and Cheerleading.

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AFJROTC 9-11 Memorial

On September 9th , the JROTC program hosted the annual 9-11 memorial ceremony to recognize those who lost their lives on this heart breaking day. Cadets and students stood in silence as the flag detail raised the flag and then lowered it to half staff.

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National Parks Trip

On June 30th, a lucky group of students will be able to go to Yellowstone, Montana, and Little Big Horn.

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JHS Softball Recap

The Lady Dragons Softball team has had an impressive season so far with a 10-2 record. And being 5-1 in the region games.

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Information

JHS Calendar

Senior Information

This section will have information and dates needed by seniors

 
Date Item Details
Thursday, September 29th Graduation Materials Order Deposit due Pay Herf Jones during all lunches
Friday, December 2nd Senior Fee for covers and diploma due $35 pay to Herf Jones.            P.O. Box 229 Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone: (706)769-0555
Friday, February 3rd Prom Dues $25 - through Feb 17th. Increases $5 each month thereafter (Pay in the Library)
Wednesday, February 8th ASVAB Test At the JHS Cafeteria
Thursday, March 23rd Graduation Announcements Delivery During all lunches in the Cafeteria
Tuesday, April 18th Cap and Gown Delivery During all lunches in the Cafeteria
Monday, May 1st Final Transcripts are available Transcripts cost $2 to Ms. Sparks in the registration office
Saturday, May 6th Prom From 8-11 PM at the UGA Hotel Conference Center
Monday, May 8th Honors Night 7 PM at the Performing Arts Center
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Tuesday, May 2nd Spanish (8:00 AM)
Wednesday, May 3rd English Literature (8:00 AM)
Tuesday, May 9th Calculus AB/BC (8:00 AM)
Wednesday, May 10th Macroeconomics (12:00 PM)
Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th Georgia Milestones Tests Economics
Sunday, May 14th Baccalaureate 7:00 PM Jefferson First Baptist Church (attendance is optional, however, gowns must be worn)
Final Exams
Monday, May 15th Blocks 1 & 3 in JHS Cafeteria
Tuesday, May 16th 2 & 4 in JHS Cafeteria
Wednesday, May 17th Class Picture Class picture at 12:15pm in the Arena. Pay $20 to Peachtree Photos to purchase picture. Senior Walk at 12:30pm (mandatory attendance, cap and gown must be worn)
Thursday, May 18th Graduation Practice Senior breakfast at 9:00 am at Stadium. Graduation Practice at 10:00 AM at Memorial Stadium (attendance is mandatory if participating in graduation)
Friday, May 19th Graduation 8:00 PM at Memorial Stadium (in order to participate in graduation, you have to complete all academic requirements, and clear all financial and disciplinary obligations)

JHS Prom 2017


Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Mahler Hall - UGA Hotel and Conference Center

1197 South Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA

Registration Information

One member of each Prom couple must be a junior or senior currently enrolled at JHS or an early graduate of the JHS class of 2017. It is not necessary to attend the Prom as a couple; one may attend as a single individual or go with a friend as long as the junior or senior role is fulfilled. Payment for Prom is expected in full at the time of registration, which begins on October 24, 2016 - April 28, 2017.

Prom Ticket Pricing

  • October 24th, 2016 - February 17th, 2017 the price is $50.00 per couple or $25.00 per individual.
  • February 18th, 2017 the price increases to $60.00 per couple and $30.00 per individual.
  • March 11th, 2017 the price increases to $70.00 per couple and $35.00 per individual.
  • April 1st, 2017 the price increases to $80.00 per couple and $40.00 per individual.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 28, 2017.

Parking

Parking is available in the University’s South Campus Parking Deck, located adjacent to the UGA Hotel and the entrance to Mahler Hall. Parking Rates:

  • Daily fees are $4 for the first hour
  • $1 for each additional hour
  • Maximum of $10 for each 24-hour period parked
  • Last year the deck gate was open and no fees were needed but bring $ for parking in the event that the gate is down this year.

Cancellation Fees

No refunds will be given. All prom ticket sales are final.

Guest Pass

The attached Guest Pass Form must be completed and returned to the JHS Main Office by Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. Guest Pass FormThis form is needed for any person attending Prom that is not a current JHS student.

Coats/Valuables

There will be no coat check available at Prom. Students are encouraged not to bring anything valuable to Prom. JHS, the JHS Student Council and the UGA Hotel and Conference Center are not responsible for lost items. We suggest that all hand carried cameras should be labeled for ease of identification. Chaperones will survey the dining room following the event. All recovered items will be returned to the JHS campus and may be obtained through the main office.

Expectations

Members of the Athens-Clarke County Police department, the JHS Administrative Team, faculty chaperones and hotel security will be present at prom. Students under the influence of or in possession of alcohol, or illegal or lookalike drugs will be turned over to the appropriate authorities for arrest. The parents of the young adult(s) will be notified. Prom is a school event; therefore, it is a smoke free event at all times for anyone attending. Also, no “flasks” of any type are permitted any time at prom. Each student must have his/her photo ID at prom.

Questions/Concerns

Any individual with special questions or concerns should see Ms. Nissenbaum in room 302 in the Annex.

Graduation Information for 2017 coming soon. Please check the important date sections for the information we have currently.

Jefferson City Schools Pupil Transportation Department

85 Horace Jackson Road / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Office Phone: 706-367-1787 / Fax: 706-367-1815
email: bustransportation@jeffcityschools.org
Instructional Services
Linda G. Miller

Transportation Secretary
pictured left

Mark Weaver

Transportation Director, Supervisor
pictured center

Walter E. Temple

Transportation Shop
pictured right

School Bus Safety Tips:
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up time.
  • Stay out of the School Bus “Danger Zone” 12 feet around the bus.
  • Don’t push and shove.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the street or approaching the bus.
  • The Bus “HORN” means “DANGER!!” Seek safety.
  • Always cross the street in front of the bus. NEVER cross the street behind the bus.
  • Never crawl under a school bus. If you drop something, LEAVE IT! Things can be replaced a LIFE cannot.
  • The bus driver and monitor are authorized to take the following actions regarding inappropriate bus behavior:
    1. Talk to student about proper bus behavior.
    2. Assign seats when necessary.
    3. Report conduct problems via Student Conduct Report.
    4. Ask Parent to step away from the door.
      It is unlawful for a parent to get on a school bus. Ga Code 20-2-1181 Disrupting School /Ga Code 20-2-1182 Abuse of School Employees

Welcome to Jefferson City Schools District Pupil Transportation web page! Our mission: “To transport students to school safely ready to learn and home on schedule.”

Our Goal: “Keep 100% of the students safe 100% of the time!”

We need the cooperation of both parents and students to fulfill our mission and goals. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. Listed below are some of the conduct requirements expected of every student. Please read them carefully and discuss each of them with your student.

  1. No eating or drinking soft drinks on the school bus. Water okay.
  2. No loud noises, talking, laughing or “horse-play” that will distract the driver.
  3. Do not move from your seat while bus is in motion.
  4. No use of tobacco products, alcohol or drugs.
  5. Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  6. Do not deface interior of the bus or bus seats.
  7. Sit facing the front of the bus; and keep feet out of the aisle.
  8. Objects other than those related to school are not allowed on the bus.
  9. Do not throw anything out of the bus windows.
  10. Music listening devices are okay as long as the student with the device has ear plugs and is the ONLY person that can hear the music. However, when loading the bus do not wear ear plugs because the student may become distracted and not follow driver instructions.

85 Horace Jackson Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-1787

Fax 706-367-1815

JHS Cafeteria

JHS Cafeteria Manager: Lisa Wilson - lwilson@jeffcityschools.org

JCS Director of Nutrition - Sue Hamm - shamm@jeffcityschools.org

Meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

Student breakfast at all schools- $1.40

Student lunch at JES- $2.05

Student lunch at JA, JMS, and JHS- $2.50

Reduced price breakfast at all schools- $0.30

Reduced price lunch at all schools- $0.40

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit card. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit Lunch PrePay. To register, you will need your child’s district student number. You can find this number by logging into the Parent Portal. Your student’s district ID is located next to their picture on the homepage. Once you have created an account on Lunch Prepay, you can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low balance notifications. There is a $1.95 transaction fee. However, you can make payments and apply it to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms into central office or have your student turn them into the cafeteria staff at their school.

English Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Spanish Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Jefferson City Nutritional Services

Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each schools website to see the lunch menu.

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the districts wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Sue Hamm at 706-367-2546.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.

Transportation

This section will describe policies and procedures relating to parking, student drop-off, student pick-up and bus travel.

Students are not allowed to park in the faculty parking lot or area during school hours.

Parking on campus is a privilege. Therefore, certain rules and regulations are expected of the student to maintain this privilege. At Jefferson High School, a student must be in good academic, attendance, and disciplinary standing to purchase and keep a parking permit. At any time a student begins to exhibit inappropriate grades, attendance, and / or behavior, they will forfeit their parking privilege for a specified period of time up to the remainder of the school year. In order to apply and purchase a parking permit, a student can have no major disciplinary referrals (Level 3 or 4) and must be clear of all fees, fines, and obligations.

Parking must be in marked spaces only. Parking hang tags must be displayed in vehicle at all times. Parking hang tags can be purchased for $40 ($25 if purchased after spring break) and are valid through the current school year.

Parking Application

Must show Drivers' License and Proof of Insurance to register vehicle and purchase hang tag.

Do not park in driveways, entrances, exits, or on the grass. Parking outside marked spaces, in driveways and entrances or exits of parking lot, and parking so as to block other cars is prohibited.

Once students arrive at school they must park and leave their vehicles. Returning to parked vehicles, except with permission of an administrator, may not be done until the time for the student to leave school. No loitering or congregating in the parking lot is permitted during school hours. Infractions can result in the loss of parking privileges, exemption status, and/or disciplinary action.

Back of the School

Student drop-off occurs in the back of the school on the road between the Annex and the Art Building. Enter from Old Pendegrass Road (last right before the railroad tracks). The left lane is for through traffic and student parking only; all drop-off occurs in the right lane. All people exiting the car should exit on their right-hand side. Exiting the vehicle on the left-hand side will put the student into a moving lane of traffic.

The drop-off zone begins after the ROTC building parking lot and extends to the crosswalk between the Art Building and the Annex. Once you enter the drop-off zone, pull as far forward as you can before traffic stops you. Once you stop, have your student exit the vehicle on the right-hand side and use the sidewalks to travel to his or her destination.

Students should never walk in the road. If they need to cross the drop-off road to reach the Art Building, they should walk to the front of the Annex and use the crosswalk between the Annex and the Art Building. Always use the sidewalk. Do not walk in the road.

Once the student exits the vehicle, you will continue on this road until you reach 129. If there are stopped cars in front of you after drop off, you may change lanes to the left lane to exit, but please exercise extreme caution when doing so to avoid accidents. Please drive slowly. There is a lot of foot traffic in this area in the mornings and safety should always be your first priority.

Front of the School

Students may also be dropped off in the senior parking lot in the front of Jefferson High School. To get to this parking lot, drive in front of the school on Washington Street and turn into the school by the Arena. There is a drop off zone in the middle parking lot. Turn into this parking lot and drop your child off there. After you have dropped your child off, drive slowly through the rest of the parking lot and exit the school on Old Pendergrass.

Students may be picked up in two locations. Students can be picked up in the afternoon in the senior parking lot in the front of Jefferson High School. To get to this parking lot, drive in front of the school on Washington Street and turn into the school by the Arena. There is a drop off zone in the middle parking lot. Turn into this parking lot and drop your child off there. After you have dropped your child off, drive slowly through the rest of the parking lot and exit the school on Old Pendergrass. Students can also be picked up in the back of the school by the Annex. However, the road behind the school will be closed for student pick up until all buses have arrived (approximately 3:45).

Jefferson High School Guidance Department

Jefferson High School has two guidance counselors and a distance learning coordinator who assist students with academic advisement, scheduling, graduation requirements, Move on When Ready/ dual enrollment, college preparation, credit recovery, and counseling for various issues. Counselors are assigned by grade level in efforts to provide students with individual attention as needed. 9th and 11th grade students are assisted by Jamie Partain; 10th and 12th grade sutdents are helped by Jackie Hatcher.

Carla Coleman
Guidance Secretary
ccoleman@jefcityschools.org
Jackie Hatcher
10th & 12th Grade Counselor
jhatcher@jeffcityschools.org
Anita Hayes
Distance Learning Coordinator
ahayes@jeffcityschools.org
Jamie Partain
9th and 11th Grade Counselor
jpartain@jeffcityschools.org
Amber Sparks
Registrar
asparks@jeffcityschools.org

Occasionally, universities and branches of the military visit Jefferson High School with information about their campuses, coursework, and standards. Their representatives set up in the cafeteria during all three lunch periods unless otherwise noted. Please note the dates, times, and institutions that are currently scheduled to visit.
 

Every Tuesday - Representatives from the United States Army will be set up in the cafeteria with information.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Representatives from Columbus State University will be set up in the cafeteria with information.

Disclaimer: Jefferson City Schools and Jefferson High School has not authorized nor are they affiliated with any website, company or organization that claims to reproduce or create a Jefferson High School diploma. Any diploma reproduction website, company or organization is not associated with Jefferson City Schools or Jefferson High School. To receive a Jefferson High School diploma you must complete all graduation requirements as determined by the State of Georgia Board of Education and the Jefferson City School District.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This section serves as a directory for students and parents to find and apply for scholarships, financial aid, and other benefits.

Scholarships
Local Scholarships

Thousands of scholarships are offered every year to students willing to apply. Scholarships are generally granted based on an application meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Zell Miller and HOPE Scholarships

The HOPE Scholarship program is for students that are seeking a college degree and plan on attending college in Georgia. A 3.0 GPA in academic courses (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Foreign Language) is required. A part of your college tuition will be covered. This amount will vary depending on projected lottery revenues and expenditures.

Hope GPA

The Zell Miller Scholarship program is for students who have demonstrated academic achievement and that are seeking a college degree in Georgia. To become eligible a student must graduate with a 3.7 in academic courses and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT(Critical Reading and Math, one sitting) or 26 on the ACT in one sitting.

Sources of Financial Aid

The federal government is the largest source of financial aid. Awards are based on financial need. Students fill out the Federal Application for Student Aid each year. Visit www.fafsa.gov for additional information.

Colleges and universities offer a wide variety of aid and scholarships to students. These awards are both merit-based and need-based. Students might need to complete an additional application for scholarships or it may be offered as part of the admissions process. Contact your school of interest for additional information.

Churches, companies, and other organizations offer a variety of scholarships for students. Each organization has a specific set of qualification requirements. For additional information contact your local organizations or visit scholarships search websites.

SAT

SAT Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration
October 1 September 1 September 20
November 5 October 7 October 25
December 3 November 3 November 22
January 21 December 21 January 10
March 11 February 10 February 28
May 6 April 7 April 25
June 3 May 9 May 24

ACT

ACT Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration
September 10 August 5 August 19
October 22 September 16 September 30
December 10 November 4 November 18
February 11 January 13 January 20
April 8 March 3 March 17
June 10 May 5 May 19

Move On When Ready

Dual Enrollment Information

Move On When Ready Program

In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that streamlined the existing dual-enrollment programs. As a result, Accel, Dual HOPE Grant, and the original Move On When Ready have been combined into one program entitled Move On When Ready (MOWR), in which high school students may earn high school course credits while taking college courses. Georgia’s Move On When Ready dual-credit program is available to any Georgia student in grades 9-12 enrolled in a public school, private school, or home-study program operated pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 in Georgia.

Move On When Ready Facts

  • The new Move On When Ready dual-credit program provides assistance for postsecondary tuition, mandatory fees, and books.
  • In some cases, students may be charged or be expected to purchase course-related fees, supplies, or equipment.
  • Eligible students may participate part-time or full-time at multiple postsecondary institutions, but applications for Move On When Ready must be completed every term (semester or quarter).
  • Move on When Ready program summer eligibility will begin in summer 2016.
  • College courses must be selected from the approved Move On When Ready Course Directory.
  • The Move On When Ready dual-credit program will pay a maximum of 15 semester hours or 12 quarter hours per student and per postsecondary institution.
  • Once all high school graduation or home-study requirements are met, students are no longer eligible to participate in the Move On When Ready dual-credit program.

Move On When Ready FAQ

What does Move On When Ready cost?

Students can save money on future college costs because most expenses are paid by a funding mechanism established by the legislation. MOWR covers students to enroll full-time (12 semester hours) in postsecondary institutions to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.

How can students participate in Move On When Ready?

Interested students need to meet with their high school counselor and parents to discuss the guidelines and responsibilities of the MOWR program. Students are eligible to participate in Move on When Ready if they are entering 11th or 12th grade, as determined by the local system, and have spent the prior school year in attendance at a public high school in Georgia. Before students become MOWR candidates, they must meet the admission requirements of the selected college/university. Once accepted, students will need to complete the application form, meet the dual enrollment/ MOWR requirements as set by the eligible institution in addition to the GaDOE guidelines, and select approved courses to take at the college level that meet the high school graduation requirements.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

Tuition, materials, fees and possibly books are paid through MOWR funding. Food, transportation, and other costs are the responsibility of the student. Students participating in Move on When Ready are not eligible for any other state student financial aid at an eligible institution for courses taken under the program. They can receive additional institutional aid or local scholarships from the local postsecondary institution they are attending. Move on When Ready course hours do not count against any maximum hourly caps for HOPE scholarships or grants. Students may live on campus or commute and the student is responsible for expenses related to these living costs. Students entering grade nine for the first time during the 2011- 2012 school year and beyond, will need to pass the Georgia High School Writing Test and take Georgia public high school End of Course Tests, which contributes to 20% of the course grade.

https://www.gafutures.org/media/113399/final-qg-quick-guide-user-move-on-when-ready.pdf

Transcript Request Procedures

To obtain a transcript from Jefferson City Schools, please follow the following procedures.

Current Students:

Students may request transcripts be sent electronically to participating Georgia colleges using the GA Futures website. This can be done at no cost to the student. Students will use the same username and password they used on their GA 411 account. Click HERE for a "Quick Guide" help link for retrieving transcripts on the GA Futures website.

Students may also complete a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. The form can also be download here. The transcript form and $2.00 fee should be mailed to:

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
ATTENTION: AMBER SPARKS
575 WASHINGTON STREET
JEFFERSON, GA 30549

Reading Lists and Projects

This section serves as a repository for classwork and project-related information.

Registration and Scheduling

2017-2018 A.P. Courses

  • AP ELA 12 – Elaine Wilder
  • AP Art 2D & 3D Design, AP Studio Art – Jim Bryan
  • AP Statistics – Eric Smith
  • AP Calculus AB & BC – Michelle Loggins
  • AP Physics 1 & 2 – Hope Meredith
  • AP Chemistry – Hope Meredith
  • AP Government – Jerry Rice
  • AP US History – Harry Cooper
  • AP Spanish – Lane Guzman
  • AP Economics – David Cleveland
  • AP Environmental Science - Sam Moore

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

AP courses are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize.

Why take AP courses rather than Dual Enrollment?

When a student passes an AP course, JHS will add 10 points to your final semester average.

AP courses and HOPE GPA

Although JHS will add 10 points to your final semester average for an AP class, the Georgia Student Finance Commission(GSFC) will remove these 10 points during HOPE calculations. However, the GSFC will add 0.5 quality points to your grade for a maximum of a 4.0. If a student earned an 83 for a final grade (before adjustment) in an AP course, their grade would be a 93. However, the GSFC would count the grade as a 3.0 (B equivalent on a 4.0 scale) and then add .5 for a total of 3.5 for HOPE calculations.

AP Exams

AP Exam grades of 5 are equivalent to an 'A' grade in the corresponding college course. AP Exam grades of 4 are equivalent to the grades of A- through B. in college. Grades of 3 are equivalent to grades of B- through C in College. THE EXAM IS GIVEN IN MAY OF EACH YEAR. IF YOUR STUDENT TAKES THE COURSE IN THE FALL TERM OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, REVIEW SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE AFTERNOONS IN THE SPRING. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY $52 FOR EACH EXAM, WHICH IS REIMBURSED IF THE STUDENT SCORES A 5.

Department: Information Technology

Department: AFJROTC
Department: Agriculture
Department: Business Education
Department: English Language Arts
Department: Fine Arts
Department: Health Occupations
Department: Information Technology
Department: Physical Education
Department: Mathematics
Department: Science
Department: Social Studies
Department: Work-Based Learning
Department: World Language

Required Courses to Graduate

To satisfy the course requirement to graduate from Jefferson High School, students must obtain 28 units of credit and are encouraged to complete a pathway. One unit is earned for each course passed.

Core Classes

Students must earn a minimum of 4 units of credit from each of the core areas (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) for a total of 16 core credits to be eligible to graduate.

Elective Classes

Students must earn a minimum of 12 elective units to be eligible to graduate. One of these elective units must be Health. The Health requirement can also be met by a student earning 3 units in AFJROTC courses.

Pathway Requirement

Students are encouraged to complete a pathway during their time at Jefferson City High School. There are several pathway options available to Jefferson students.

CTAE

To complete a CTAE pathway, students will take a series of 3 specified courses, in a CTAE approved pathway. As an example, we will look at the Web Development pathway. Students would have to take and pass 1. Introduction to Digital Technology, 2. Principles of Computer Science and 3. Web Development to complete the Web Development pathway.

Advanced Academic Pathway

To complete an advanced academic pathway, students are required to earn 4 units from 1 of the following concentrations: Math, Science, Social Studies or English Language Arts. Students must also earn an advanced placement unit or one post secondary unit in the same concentration. In addition, students must earn two units from the same world language.

World Languages

To complete a World Languages pathway, students must earn 3 units in the same foreign language.

Fine Arts

To complete the Fine Arts pathway, students must earn 3 units from the same fine arts area (Music, Theater Arts or Visual Arts).

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This section serves as a directory for students and parents to find and apply for scholarships, financial aid, and other benefits.

Scholarships

Thousands of scholarships are offered every year to students willing to apply. Scholarships are generally granted based on an application meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Zell Miller and HOPE Scholarships

The HOPE Scholarship program is for students that are seeking a college degree and plan on attending college in Georgia. A 3.0 GPA in academic courses (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Foreign Language) is required. A part of your college tuition will be covered. This amount will vary depending on projected lottery revenues and expenditures.

Hope GPA

The Zell Miller Scholarship program is for students who have demonstrated academic achievement and that are seeking a college degree in Georgia. To become eligible a student must graduate with a 3.7 in academic courses and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT(Critical Reading and Math, one sitting) or 26 on the ACT in one sitting.

Sources of Financial Aid

The federal government is the largest source of financial aid. Awards are based on financial need. Students fill out the Federal Application for Student Aid each year. Visit www.fafsa.gov for additional information.

Colleges and universities offer a wide variety of aid and scholarships to students. These awards are both merit-based and need-based. Students might need to complete an additional application for scholarships or it may be offered as part of the admissions process. Contact your school of interest for additional information.

Churches, companies, and other organizations offer a variety of scholarships for students. Each organization has a specific set of qualification requirements. For additional information contact your local organizations or visit scholarships search websites.

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